Thursday, 18 October 2012
Make your own photo canvas
Quick and (pretty) easy - make your own photo canvas.
All you need is some canvas, mod podge (check how the Namibians write that :-) ), tissue paper, and a printer.
Nachtrag für meine deutschen Freunde: Tissue paper ist Seidenpapier und nix zum Nase putzen :-).
Print your photo onto the tissue paper. I ironed the tissue paper first, and then glued the corners to a normal paper
to print. This didn't go too well. The tissue paper got quite crumbled during printing.
Next I fed the tissue paper into the printer without a backing, this worked much better.
The printer I used is an ink jet printer, but I guess a laser printer will also work.
I then put a thin layer of mod podge onto the canvas and carefully put the tissue paper on top, smoothing out any
Then I used another thin layer on top of the picture. Unfortunately this made the ink bleed.
After the glue has dried, cut off the paper sticking out over the canvas:
To make the edges look smooth, I stuck some washi tape around the sides:
Another Christmas present possibility :-).
Have a great day!
Lots of love,
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